Rise Up, See Red Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview Podcast

Rise Up, See Red Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview Podcast

The Arizona Cardinals start training camp in just two days, meaning we are getting you ready for what is sure to be one of the most intriguing camps of the past five seasons.

So, Jess and I had to get together in order to get on the record for a number of topics.

It was a bit longer of a show, 1 hour and 13 minutes, but we have time stamps for all the questions and conversations on each topic.

Give it a listen and get ready for a new era in Arizona Cardinals football, the Steve Wilks era.

Camp preview topics and timestamps

Todd Gurley’s deal and its impact on David Johnson. (0:00)

3 players we are each watching in closely in camp. (22:00)

2018 breakout players for the Arizona Cardinals. (34:06)

Position battles that are intriguing for the Arizona Cardinals. (42:55)

Undrafted rookies you think have a chance to make the roster. (58:00)

Finally, the players you want to make roster but probably won’t (1:05:04)

Enjoy the best hour plus of Arizona Cardinals talk on the web.

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David Johnson reports to Cardinals camp

David Johnson reports to Cardinals camp

Cardinals running back David Johnson didn’t take part in the team’s mandatory minicamp in June amid a push for a long-term extension, but he won’t be extending his absence into training camp.

Johnson posted a video of himself in front of his locker wearing a helmet on Monday, which is the reporting date for Cardinals rookies, quarterbacks and players coming off of injury. The Cardinals confirmed that Johnson, who missed almost all of last season with a wrist injury, is in the building.

Johnson captioned his video with “In Gods hands now … primed and ready to prove it!” That could be a reference to his health or to his contract, which Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said in June was something the team looks forward to addressing. There was word that Johnson would get a new deal before the start of the season, but Keim is currently suspended as a result of his DUI arrest and that could change the timeframe to get a deal done.

Johnson is set to make $1.88 million in the fourth and final year of his rookie deal.

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals close to training camp, David Johnson contract and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals close to training camp, David Johnson contract and more

Happy Monday one and all! Hope the weekend was a good one for you.

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, so hopefully we get some news on the Arizona Cardinals and the David Johnson contract situation.

There is plenty of news to get your week started though, so let’s get to it.

Sports Illustrated: Grading the Cardinals’ offseason
Sports Illustrated’s Andy Benoit graded the offseason moves of every team in the NFC West. Benoit wasn’t very high on the moves the Cardinals made heading into the 2018 season.

70 days till Week 1: Remembering No. 70 Derek Kennard | Cards Wire
We look back at one of the starting offensive linemen when the Cardinals first moved to Arizona.

Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor appears to announce retirement | Cards Wire
His last game was against the Arizona Cardinals.

Cardinals players react to apparent retirement of Kam Chancellor | Cards Wire
David Johnson and Antoine Bethea to the news.

Cardinals players react to LeBron James heading to Lakers in NBA | Cards Wire
They react to the biggest news in the NBA.

4 stories Cardinals fans need to know about division rival Rams | Cards Wire
Their stadium is making progress, Mark Barron is getting healthier and more.

3 stories Cardinals fans need to know about rival 49ers | Cards Wire
There are a couple of stories about QB Jimmy Garoppolo.

4 stories Cardinals fans need to know about rival Seahawks | Cards Wire
Check out what is up with the Cardinals’ rivals in the last week.

The player that the Arizona Cardinals should’ve retained
Last offseason’s free agent defection of the popular Calais Campbell could haunt the Arizona Cardinals for quite some time

Arizona Cardinals: Happy July, the countdown is on
We’ve entered July, meaning no more months without a single day of football with the Arizona Cardinals reporting on the 27th of the month

Enter July, still waiting on Cardinals David Johnson
The Arizona Cardinals are still waiting for running back David Johnson to end his holdout as we enter the month of July and the start of training camp

Bird Droppings: Getting to know Chase Edmonds, the offense of the Arizona Cardinals, projecting the defense and more

Bird Droppings: Getting to know Chase Edmonds, the offense of the Arizona Cardinals, projecting the defense and more

Happy Saturday one and all, hope your week has been a good one.

We are on a flight to Chicago for a long weekend, while there is not much going on for the Arizona Cardinals.

However, there is plenty of news from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals to get your day started.

Arizona Cardinals: Predicting the linebackers
The Arizona Cardinals linebackers this season will have some different personnel given the change from a 3-4 to a 4-3 defense

For what it’s worth in June, offensive edition
Arizona Cardinals Home: The official source of the latest Cardinals headlines, news, videos, photos, tickets, rosters and game day information

Projected roles for Cardinals’ 6 2018 draft picks | Cards Wire
Most won’t see the field in 2018.

Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley now coaching at San Diego State | Cards Wire
He joins the Aztecs coaching staff as a graduate assistant.

Cardinals’ contract offer to Tre Boston was ‘very, very disrespectful’ | Cards Wire
Boston reports he was treated very well by the Cardinals until it came to the contract offer.

‘Genius’ Mike McCoy’s offense gives many players chances to make plays | Cards Wire
Second-year receiver Chad Williams says defenses won’t know where the attack will come from.

Cardinals WR Chad Williams ‘locked in’ with focus in Year 2 | Cards Wire
“I guess I’m seeing the bigger picture now and everything is getting clearer.”

79 days till Week 1: Remembering No. 79 Keith Rucker | Cards Wire
He played for the Cardinals in 1992-1993.

Sam Bradford: “I feel really good right now”

Sam Bradford: “I feel really good right now”

The Cardinals want to see more of Sam Bradford during the regular season.

That’s why they want to see more of him now.

Via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic, Bradford’s workload has gradually increased over the offseason, leading into this week’s three-day minicamp.

“It was obviously good to be out there today to get some of that work,” Bradford said. “To this point, I’ve really just kind of been building into it. But I feel really good right now and obviously to be able to be out there and move around with the guys, it was a lot of fun today.”

The status of Bradford’s left knee will make his availability a question the rest of his career. But his current health is a good sign heading into training camp, where the Cardinals intend him to get comfortable as the starter.

“We devised a plan,” Bradford said. “We stuck to that plan and the plan was to get stronger and to feel good coming out of this part of the offseason so that during the five weeks leading up to training camp, I can really build on what we had done here and come into training camp ready to go.

“I think the plan’s worked. My body feels really good right now.”

As long as he holds up, the Cardinals can groom rookie Josh Rosen for the future. But Bradford’s background being what it is (he’s played 16 games twice in his career), it’s also important to have Rosen as ready as possible.

Cardinals drop quarterbacks Brandon Doughty, Alek Torgersen

Cardinals drop quarterbacks Brandon Doughty, Alek Torgersen

The Cardinals drafted Josh Rosen in the first round of the NFL Draft and they agreed to terms with Chad Kanoff as an undrafted free agent last week, which left them with an overstuffed depth chart at quarterback.

They took steps to alleviate that on Monday. The Cardinals have released quarterbacks Brandon Doughty and Alek Torgersen from their 90-man roster.

Both players joined the team on April 5 as waiver claims. Doughty was waived by the Dolphins, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2016 draft, and Torgersen was dropped after joining the Lions practice squad last December.

The moves leaves the Cardinals with Rosen, Kanoff, Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon at quarterback. The Cardinals need to release two more players before making their undrafted additions official before this weekend’s rookie minicamp.